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DAVID ELLEFSON Says He Is 'Disappointed' In How His Split With MEGADETH Went Down, But Is 'Not Bitter' About It

During an appearance earlier today on SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk", David Ellefson opened up about his dismissal from MEGADETH five months ago, just days after sexually tinged messages and explicit video footage involving the bassist were posted on Twitter. At the time, Ellefson released a statement on Instagram denying all social media chatter ...

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JOHN PETRUCCI Admits He Finds DREAM THEATER's Tour Postponement 'Frustrating': 'It Wasn't A Unanimous Decision'

Last month, progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER announced that they were postponing their previously announced North American tour to early 2022 due to COVID-19 concerns. The trek was scheduled to kick off on October 28 in Mesa, Arizona and conclude on December 14 in St. Petersburg, Florida. In a new interview with Robert Cavuoto of ...

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Watch MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE Blow Out Candles For 60th Birthday

Professor Reggie Almeida of the Gracie Barra Brazilian jiu-jitsu school in Spring Hill, Tennessee, who traveled with MEGADETH on the recently completed "The Metal Tour Of The Year", has uploaded video footage of MEGADETH leader Dave Mustaine's 60th-birthday party, which was held on September 13 backstage at the band's concert at the Leader Bank Pavilion ...

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Watch KORN Play First Show With Stand-In Drummer ARIC IMPROTA

FEVER 333 drummer Aric Improta played his first show with KORN Friday night (October 15) at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. He is filling in for regular KORN drummer Ray Luzier, who is sitting out three of the band's concerts after testing positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. Improta ...

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Founding QUEENSRŸCHE Drummer SCOTT ROCKENFIELD Sues Fellow Original Members MICHAEL WILTON And EDDIE JACKSON

Founding QUEENSRŸCHE drummer Scott Rockenfield has filed a lawsuit against the band's fellow original members Michael Wilton (guitar) and Eddie Jackson (bass), alleging, among other things, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty and wrongful discharge. Metal Sludge was the first to report on the lawsuit, which was filed on October ...

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DREAM THEATER Keyboardist Says First Two Singles From 'A View From The Top Of The World' Are Not Fully Representative Of Album

DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess spoke to "The Chuck Schute Podcast" about the band's upcoming album, "A View From The Top Of The World", which is due on October 22. Speaking about whether the first two singles from the LP, "Invisible Monster" and "The Alien", are representative of the whole effort, Jordan said: "DREAM THEATER ...

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THE OFFSPRING Guitarist NOODLES Opens Up About His COVID-19 Battle: 'Because I Am Vaccinated, I Got Over It Very Quickly'

THE OFFSPRING guitarist Kevin "Noodles" Wasserman says that the band canceled its concerts in Denver and Salt Lake City earlier this month after he tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. On Saturday (October 9), Noodles took to his Twitter to write: "I tested positive for Covid on the 27th of ...

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ICE NINE KILLS Drops 'Funeral Derangements' Music Video Inspired By STEPHEN KING Horror Classic 'Pet Sematary'

Slashercore outfit ICE NINE KILLS has dropped the fourth and final new track from its upcoming album "The Silver Scream 2: Welcome To Horrorwood" prior to its release this coming Friday, October 15 via Fearless Records. Today's offering submitted into evidence is titled "Funeral Derangements" and is inspired by the Stephen King horror classic "Pet ...

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STAIND's AARON LEWIS Rails Against 'Man-Created' Virus, Blames Democrats For 'Every Scar That Exists On This Country'

STAIND frontman Aaron Lewis has once again accused the U.S. Democratic Party of fighting against every major civil rights initiative and of having a long history of discrimination. The outspoken conservative rocker, who reinvented himself as a solo country artist in the last decade, voiced his views before performing his new single called "Am I ...

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DEVILDRIVER Parts Ways With Guitarist NEAL TIEMANN

California metallers DEVILDRIVER have parted ways with their guitarist of the last six years. Neal Tiemann. Tiemann, formerly of BURN HALO, joined the band in 2015 as the replacement for Jeff Kendrick, who left DEVILDRIVER in October 2014. Earlier today (Sunday, October 3), DEVILDRIVER frontman Dez Fafara released the following statement: "It's at this time ...

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Charnel Noir - LIGHT OF THE MORNING STAR

The sounds and style of the '80s post-punk and gothic movements have been plundered remorselessly in recent times. It makes perfect sense, because seldom has there been a genre that goes so stoically against the contemporary, future-chasing grain. But unlike many of their perfectly great, retro-gloom peers, the UK's LIGHT OF THE MORNING STAR exude ...

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DEF LEPPARD's RICK ALLEN And ORIANTHI Among Performers At 'Women Who Rock' Benefit Concert In Pittsburgh

Women will rock Stage AE Pittsburgh on Saturday, October 16 as the fourth annual Women Who Rock benefit concert presented by Gibson Gives returns as a live, in-person concert event. Women Who Rock connects through the power of music and helps educate, support and fund women-entric health research. This year's annual Women Who Rock benefit ...

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